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Summer Scholars celebrate a head start

More than 120 students celebrated the culmination of the four-week Summer Scholars Institute in which they were able to get a head start on lessons for the upcoming school year.

July 23, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Area Democrats push for health care overhaul

Even as the U.S. Senate proposed a slower and more careful examination of how to offer health care for the country on Thursday, Hall County Young Democrats pushed for a quick and affordable solution.

July 23, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Jury continues to deliberate murder case

A White County jury will resume deliberations today in the case of a Cleveland man charged with murdering his estranged wife.

July 23, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Questions hang over Ga. response to water dispute

ATLANTA - Georgia's state and federal elected officials have yet to agree on how to work out a tri-state water deal, now that a federal judge has ruled illegal nearly all Georgia's withdrawals from a massive federal reservoir that has fed Atlanta's surging growth.

July 23, 2009 | The Associated Press | Local


Rabid skunk confirmed in East Hall, county's 13th case this year

The Gainesville-Hall County Animal Control Department has confirmed the 13th case of rabies found in the county this year.

Animal Control captured a skunk on Sunday that had come in contact with two dogs in the Gillsville Highway area of East Hall. The animal was shipped to the Georgia Public Health Lab-Virology Section in Decatur two days later and confirmed to be rabid.

July 23, 2009 | By Staff Reports news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Old-time camp meetin’ still going strong

Wake up to the sound of children laughing, cows lowing and the smell of breakfast cooking a few tents away.

July 22, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Gainesville not likely to receive stimulus funding for water and sewer projects

Gov. Sonny Perdue's announcement this week of 23 low-interest loans, financed by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, did not include money for the Gainesville Public Utilities Department.

July 22, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Teachers say they likely will still work without pay

Plenty of local teachers said they expect to spend their three state-ordered furlough days this fall working in classrooms on their own time and on their own dime.

July 22, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Former Forsyth deputy guilty in child porn case

A former Forsyth County Sheriff's sergeant was convicted Wednesday of illegally accessing child pornography from the department's protected investigative files.

July 22, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Laurelwood rape charge dismissed

Saying they didn't have evidence to prove the charge beyond a reasonable doubt, prosecutors dismissed a rape charge brought in January against a man accused of sexually assaulting a fellow patient inside the Laurelwood mental health and substance abuse center.

July 22, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Local girl brings beauty to cancer cure fundraising

The idea started not only as a way to celebrate a girl's natural beauty, but also as a way to try to find a cure for cancer.

July 22, 2009 | Kristen Morales | Local


VFW post shuts down canteen, citing finances

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8452's bar and restaurant operations have closed, with Quartermaster Tim Hopton citing financial problems.

July 22, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall commission wants to cut regional agency’s funding

At this afternoon's board meeting, the Hall County Board of Commissioners will discuss how to handle The Georgia Mountains Regional Commission's request for nearly $5,000 more this year.

July 22, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Work gearing up on massive I-985 project

Get ready to hit the brakes and respect speed limits. Work on the Interstate 985 reconstruction project at Exit 16 is about to go into overdrive.

July 22, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Two I-85 rest stops to close

The Georgia Department of Transportation plans to close two Interstate 85 rest areas, one off the northbound lanes in Franklin County and the other off southbound lanes in Gwinnett County, on Aug. 25.

July 22, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


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School takeover amendment heads to voters in 2016

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal's plan allowing a state takeover of schools dubbed "chronically failing" won Georgia House approval Wednesday, setting up a statewide vote in 2016 and accomplishing the Republican's top priority kicking off his second term.

March 25, 2015 | BY KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Medical marijuana bill heads to governor's desk

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal will announce Friday he plans to sign a hard-fought medical marijuana bill into law after the 2015 General Assembly session ends April 2 and will order state agencies to begin preparing to implement it, his office said Wednesday.

March 25, 2015 | From staff and wire reports | Local


GBI assisting in Mount Airy death investigation

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is assisting the Habersham County Sheriff's Office in a death investigation in Mount Airy, according to GBI Region 8 Special Agent in Charge Kim Williams.

March 25, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Center Point recognizes Hall County's top student leaders

March 25, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Eyes on the Road: Public curious about bill’s impact on local funding

The key question asked at Monday night's last public-input meeting on the Hall County area's draft 2040 transportation plan was the potential impact of a transportation funding bill if passed by the Georgia General Assembly.

March 24, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Police, businesses give tips to protect your home during vacation

On the beach, the sand is between your toes, and you try to keep your smartphone away from your fingers.

March 24, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


State House backs high school credit for some college-level study

ATLANTA - The Georgia House has approved a bill letting Georgia high school students earn credit toward a diploma while taking some college-level courses.

March 24, 2015 | From staff and wire reports | Local


State Senate passes medical marijuana bill

March 24, 2015 | BY BILL HENDRICK Associated Press | Local


Hall County government clinic expanding prescription drugs, other services

More changes and added services are coming to the HCG Family Health Center, a clinic and pharmacy operated by Hall County for its employees, retirees and their dependents covered by the government's health plan.

March 24, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Northeast Georgia Speech Center to unveil Sensory Garden at open house

Whether your child is on the autism spectrum or just has a slight speech impediment, he or she could be helped by a center right here in Gainesville.

March 24, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Road now open in Flowery Branch

A gas line break at Gaines Ferry and McEver roads in Flowery Branch forced authorities to shut down the intersection, including the entrance to Four Seasons subdivision.

March 24, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


3 area brothers recognized for WWII service

Three pairs of identical, crystal blue eyes gaze across Lake Lanier.

March 24, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


The Local Agenda: Scholars’ Academy registration still open

The fourth annual Hall County Government Scholars' Academy is fast approaching, and registration is still open for interested participants.

March 24, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Changes coming to Gainesville Wood’s Mill

Changes are coming to the Gainesville school campus currently known as Wood's Mill.

March 23, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


EPA: Gainesville poultry plant violated Clean Water Act

Floating fats entering the city's wastewater system, maggots on a pipe wall and blood on a trailer are just a few of the things found by federal investigators in an Aug. 27 inspection at Pilgrim's Pride in Gainesville.

March 23, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


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